1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 180516
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 08/13/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: To be determined, commensurate with experience 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.  

Join Harborview Medical Center for an outstanding leadership opportunity as  Nurse Manager, 4WH, Trauma Rehabilitation. 

This unit provides care 24 hours a day to our rehabilitation inpatients.

Inpatient rehabilitation therapy is provided for stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and disease, multiple trauma, and burns.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Nurse Manager has 24-hour accountability and responsibility for managing the nursing unit to provide safe, efficient and quality patient centered care.  The Nurse Manager directs and coordinates all activities of the patient care unit including:

          * plans, implements, and evaluates unit programs to meet specific patient care needs,
          * selects and supervises unit staff,
          * plans and manages the unit budget, and
          * provides leadership to promote professional practice.

          The Nurse Manager represents the unit staff and provides leadership in the Division of Nursing and the Medical Center as a whole through participation in the decision-making process, support, and development of policies and programs.

Major responsibiliites include:

I.     Patient Care Management:

     Promotes creative approaches to patient centered care based on the dynamic health care delivery environment and nursing practice standards.  Assures that all staff function within the appropriate scope of practice and that nursing process is utilized in planning and delivering care.

     Initiates mechanisms to resolve problems related to patient care and nursing services and arrives at timely, appropriate solutions.

     Contributes to the development of patient care standards by promoting and participating in unit, departmental and medical center programs/committees (e.g. Risk Management, Health and Safety, Quality Assessment and Improvement).

II.     Quality Assessment & Improvement:

     Develops and maintains a monitoring and evaluation process designed to effectively use resources to improve the quality of care and services provided on the unit.  Participates in development and implementation of quality assessment and improvement programs across units/specialties.

III.     Safety:

     Coordinates interdepartmental efforts to facilitate a safe environment for patient care.

IV.     Personnel Management:

     Manages personnel for unit including selection, hiring, orientation, scheduling, coaching, staff development, evaluating, counseling, and recommending appropriate disciplinary action when necessary. 

     Promotes clinical and managerial leadership and professional development of the health care team through such means as role modeling, delegation of duties, guidance, teaching, and effective communications.  Maintains a unit climate which fosters job satisfaction and professional growth. 

V.     Team Building/Communications:

     Develops and maintains relationships with unit staff, medical directors, departmental managers, interdisciplinary patient care teams, and hospital administrative staff to ensure coordination of activities, programs and policies.

VI.     Financial Management:

     Prepares operating and capital budgets for the unit compatible with Medical Center objectives.

     Monitors overall unit performance to ensure compliance with appropriate standards, resources, and productivity targets and manages within the allocated budget.

     Identifies and explores ways to develop a cost-effective environment and establishes accountability within the unit for cost-effective delivery of nursing care.

VII.     Leadership:

     Directs and coordinates all activities in a patient care unit which includes planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all activities for optimal unit effectiveness.

     Participates in departmental policy development and interpretation for members of the health care team.

     Investigates and implements change based on sound principles of management practice to advance departmental and hospital objectives.

     Evaluates and assumes responsibility for the outcomes of management decisions and institutes appropriate corrective actions as needed.

     Contributes to the development of the Nursing Management Team on an individual basis and through group process.

VIII.     Professional Development:

     Demonstrates professional responsibility and leadership through participation in hospital, University and professional activities.

     Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth through pursuit of work related experiences and educational opportunities

Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington required.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required.

Several years progressively responsible professional acute care nursing experience required.

Requires at least one year in a supervisory position such as Assistant Nurse Manager or Nurse Manager (or higher level management role).


Trauma rehabilitation nursing experience desirable.

National nursing specialty certification (such as CRRN) desirable.

MSN degree desirable.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

TThe University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2020-07-09 Expires: 2020-09-13

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